Animals Archive
22 July 2014, 03:07 AM ET
Huge swaths of sea are now protected, thanks to sea turtles.
22 July 2014, 02:32 AM ET
Loggerhead turtles inspire largest-ever U.S. critical habitat zone.
21 July 2014, 05:16 PM ET
These animals are often kept as pets or farmed for their prized fur.
21 July 2014, 05:12 PM ET
Gazelles are a major food source for predators and rely on their speed to escape.
21 July 2014, 01:33 PM ET
As the number of offshore wind farms continues to grow, the farms could affect both seals and their prey, say scientists who discovered the animals may use the giant wind farms as hunting grounds.
21 July 2014, 11:50 AM ET
For the first time in more than 30 years, a litter of wolf pups was born in the wild in Mexico, wildlife authorities announced. The birth of the first wild litter marks an "important step in the reintroduction program" for the species.
21 July 2014, 11:43 AM ET
A river teeming with spawning salmon lures grizzly bears from hundreds of miles away, new research suggests.
20 July 2014, 12:59 AM ET
No one likes to think alone.
18 July 2014, 05:28 PM ET
A lumpy fossil — billed as the longest piece of ancient poop — will hit the auction block next week.
18 July 2014, 05:03 PM ET
Graeme Shannon, a postdoctoral behavioral ecologist at Colorado State University, studied how prairie dogs coped with the loud sounds of traffic. The findings are important for people who manage noise pollution.
18 July 2014, 04:33 PM ET
Four new species of tuco-tuco, a small, gopher-like rodent, have been discovered in Bolivia. Tuco-tucos are named after their unusual -- and loud -- vocalizations.
18 July 2014, 03:16 PM ET
Four new species of rodents called tuco-tucos have been discovered in Bolivia. The animals are named after their unusual vocalizations.
18 July 2014, 06:43 AM ET
If humans weren't in charge, robots, ants or rodents could come to dominate the Earth, scientists say.
18 July 2014, 02:16 AM ET
If chicken production were more sanitary, the birds wouldn't need to be drenched in chlorine before leaving the factory.
18 July 2014, 01:47 AM ET
Iowa's crops — and farmers — are having a tough time adapting to a warming climate.
17 July 2014, 05:18 PM ET
When it comes to mating in captivity, flower-hat jellies are just as fussy as their appearance. Scientists recently documented the life cycle of the stunning sea creatures.
17 July 2014, 05:15 PM ET
For decades, flower hat jellyfish managed to keep their early lives a secret. But scientists finally watched the species grow in an aquarium.
17 July 2014, 01:55 PM ET
In the movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a brilliant, mutant chimp named Caesar yells "Go!" at a group of humans. His deep, guttural voice startles the people, but even more surprising are his vocalizations.
17 July 2014, 07:40 AM ET
A new method of decoding bird songs from large sets of recordings could help both expert and amateur bird-watchers identify which birds are present, researchers say.
16 July 2014, 08:18 PM ET
Humane Wildlife Services were called in to remove the seven kits from a shed that was set to be torn down. The floors were pulled up and the babies were place in box for mom to collect.
16 July 2014, 02:02 PM ET
Whale sharks -- the world's largest fish -- are appearing more frequently near the Azores islands, due to climate change, a new study finds.
16 July 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The Indus River dolphin range has declined dramatically as a result of dams that have fragmented their native habitat, new research finds.
16 July 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A fossil of a primitive Cambrian sea creature with two grasping claws has been unearthed in China.
16 July 2014, 02:41 AM ET
With the increase of cross-species disease it is important to understand how disease, species-interactions and biodiversity interact.
15 July 2014, 09:25 PM ET
Domesticated animals share a fairly consistent set of differences from their wild ancestors such as smaller brains, smaller teeth, shorter curly tails and lighter and blotchy coats. But why?
15 July 2014, 09:05 PM ET
Few creatures in fiction, and even fewer in real life, are capable of surviving being ripped to bits, but for hydras, it is an every day affair.
15 July 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Fluorescence appears to help deep-diving fish create coloration patterns that would normally be unavailable to them in their blue-green environment, new research finds. With fluorescence, fish can create red markings without red light.
15 July 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Charla Nash spoke with Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle about the brutal attack by a pet chimp and her trip to Washington in support of the pending Captive Primate Safety Act.
15 July 2014, 02:13 PM ET
This summer, Hawaii's endangered wildlife will be on candid camera, as two kinds of drones survey the numbers and whereabouts of animals in their natural habitats.
15 July 2014, 12:12 PM ET
For African elephants in zoos, obesity is likely contributing to infertility. To combat problem, one group of researchers is looking for a better way to measure body fat on the huge animals.
15 July 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Changyuraptor had long feathers on both its forelimbs and its hind limbs, giving it the appearance of having four wings, researchers say.
14 July 2014, 05:32 PM ET
More than 18 dinosaur skeletons illegally taken from Mongolia were formally returned to their homeland during a ceremony in New York last week, U.S. authorities announced.